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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,658 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003)
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Photo of nhindian
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a large snifter. Bottle courtesy of 603BeerMe, thanks Clark!

A - Pours a deceivingly pale yellow, almost American Adjunct straw. Probably only a few shades away from clear. However, it does build a huge, pillowy, snow-white 2.5-fingered head. Very good retention and amazing lacing. Absolutely beautiful lacing and it clings on and doesn't move.

S - Smell is definitely more fruit oriented than the normal pine forest smell of other IPAs. There is an underlying nose of pine, but upfront is all orange, grapefruit, mango, and a bit of banana. The bitterness almost exudes from this beer and there is little to none alcohol presence in the aroma. Refreshing; not in the way of a more typical IPA where it's like a wet pine, but in a more tropical and airy way.

T - The taste takes this fruit aspect of the nose and intensifies it. The entire first half of the beer is all grapefruit and especially mango, orange, and some pineapple, which is a welcome change in a style that is full of cookie-cutter IPAs. As in the nose, only slight slight appearances from the pine side of the hops and its all fruit. The thing I keep going back to is the emphasis on mango and orange, which really comes together great. Unfortunately, the bottle I got has a date October 28, 2010, which I can only assume is the Best By date as I received the bottle before then, so I think this beer can be even that much better fresh. On a positive note, the diminished hops allow the hops to really smooth out the overall feel of this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. It is still a bit sticky and leaves a moderate coating on the mouth which kind of detracts. Finish is relatively short with a lasting hop bitterness.

D - Drinkability is high. It may be the fact that this is a bit dated, but I don't feel that the hops really dominate this beer and the silky smooth malts help round this beer out. It's definitely not a hop bomb, and it's not overly bitter besides the residual bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Alcohol is well-hidden, and it was no problem at all to finish this bomber solo.

nhindian, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of athomasPSU
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

athomasPSU, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

allstar255, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Jameswoody
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jameswoody, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Hoagie1973
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hoagie1973, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of santoslhalper
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearence: Poured a light, clear copper with a bleach white head.

Smell: The smell is a pleasently hopped floral and citric mix, with a decent malt backbone.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is adequately hopped, but the hops taste rather generic. They're trying to be over the top without being tasty. The malts are fine and create a nice sweet background for the hops. The mouthfeel is full but a bit cloying.

Drinkability and Overall: This is your average American IPA. It's not a horrible one, but a far cry from the masterpieces coming out of some other American breweries.

santoslhalper, May 29, 2005
Photo of philbertk
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rockies Brewing Company--Boulder Beer Company--mojo india pale ale--Looking Glass Series 2009-B--12 oz. Bottle--7.20% ABV-- 70 IBU's. (4.05 / 5.0) Lacy light white head. Pretty bright clear gold color. Delicate flowery hop mild herbal front. Thin mild sweet crisp light caramel pale fruit hop resin body. Clean balanced easy mild citrus hop spice end. Tasty mellow sweet IPA. Sampled 2/5/2010. 6-Pack--$9.00.

philbertk, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

sonofliberty2, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of dhbiker0889
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

dhbiker0889, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Nordbier
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Nordbier, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Truh
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fought some Fembots with this one on 8/25/2004. 16-oz. pour at ACPH in a pint glass.

Thin but focused head with some cratering at start that left some traces as the pour shortened. Very pale gold to straw in hue; just slightly darker than The Tap’s Supershow 69, for those who have had it. Nose is assaulted by a sharp, bitter hop bite, but left me saying, “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” There may have been other things floating about, but the hops simply overwhelmed them if they were there. Tingly, sparkly hop bitterness ran up and through the roof of the mouth and middle of the tongue, lingering for a long period of time afterwards. The lasting hop impression was accompanied later by some light lemon zest notes and other citrus flavors, perhaps grapefruit. This is one I would happily indulge in.

Truh, Oct 21, 2004
Photo of charlatan
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is no freshness date on the bottle. This has an amber colour with a rather head and is fairly cloudy. When I sniffed into the bottle it seemed very much a herbal hop concoction with a rather metallic nose, but in my glass it smells much sweeter.

It adopts the numerous miniscule bubbles approach to carbonation and begins sweetly before giving way to a bitter orange rind hoppiness. Not bad at all, but not oustanding for an IPA of this strength says this spoiled adopted Oregonian (when I lived in Ohio I would have swooned over this stuff). It seems to get sweeter and change from orange rind to ruby red grapefruit as it warms. Don't serve too cold!

charlatan, Dec 15, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mweso2000, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of beerhast
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

beerhast, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

tylerstravis, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

hockeypuck, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of JandJMD
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

JandJMD, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of jackorain
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, amber, nice big off-white head that sticks around and sticks to the glass. Smells of carmel malts nad pine and green hops. Tastes much the smae. well balnced in my mind but hop bitterness linger quite a long time. Smooth, medium body that coats the mouth with nice hop oils. I think I could easliy drink a six-pack...oh, wait, I did.

A solid brew across the board.

jackorain, Sep 25, 2007
Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +5.5%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

LukeGude, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of wheatyweiss
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured froam a bottle into a perfect.

Pours a medium gold straw wirth decent clarity and a thin head that recedes to a ring.

Aroma is of weak hop and not mch else.

Flavor is sweet malt, slightly corny and possible funky, The middle breaks to a slightly bitter hop with dry quality. Finishes dry but a little weak on the flavor, some warming alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is thin, crisp and not objectionable. Very bubbly and crisp.

A little sub par, but not horrible.

wheatyweiss, Nov 08, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Stockfan42, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

shockrocker65, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of marcobrau
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks good; a hazy gold with white foam that leaves some lace and falls to a collar. Funky nose...very vegetal smelling, corn-like with flowers in the way background, not so good. Tastes better than it smells; hop are spicy but a little bit of that corn pops up towards the finish, which is fairly bitter. A smooth drinker for sure, but off-flavors are disconcerting. Bitterness builds in a pleasant way. Good, but not great. I would like to give this another try.

marcobrau, Mar 29, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

4Socialanxiety, Jun 25, 2013
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.